Awkward teens (and 20- and 30-somethings) rejoice. Study finds that it might take 63 years, but you will, eventually, shed all traces of your awkward middle-school self. (Fast Company)
Adderall usage by individuals without attention deficit is out of control. Fast Company reminds us we have the power to control our brains, sans meds. (Fast Company)
Diverse Hollywood, in NYC? Steiner Studio lot at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is surprisingly under the radar. It costs a third of most other film schools—$18,400 a year—and part of its mission is to admit women and minorities whose stories aren’t usually told. (New York Times)
And the award for the most unsatisfying industry to work in post-college goes to anything in finance (kind of). Meanwhile, in self-reported data from more than 13,000 recently graduated college students, such industries as technology, biotechnology, consulting, and arts, media, and entertainment top a list of “job satisfaction” ratings. Consulting -> we agree! (Poets & Quants)
Depression strikes today’s teen girls especially hard, and I see this firsthand in my work with high school students as they prepare and apply to college. Brains constantly “on-tech,” and in particular social media, may not be helping, but talking about it and identifying symptoms of depression early on can help teens get back on the right track. (NPR)
When it comes to making what Sage refers to as “unicorns,” one business school is making everyone else look bad. As a recent Fortune article reports:
Founders of the meal delivery service Blue Apron, health insurance startup Oscar, and content delivery network CloudFlare all pursued business degrees at Harvard Business School. Altogether, 23 HBS grads have founded a private company valued at $1 billion or more, according to research by Sage.
With 19 unicorn founders, the Stanford Graduate School of Business comes in second, followed by Wharton, with nine.
It’s important to note, however, that for undergrads, Harvard and Stanford swap places: Stanford’s undergraduate program has produced 51 founders of billion-dollar startups, followed by Harvard with 37.
Below are the top business schools, ranked by how many of their students and alumni went on to found billion-dollar companies.
- Harvard Business School: 23
- Stanford Graduate School of Business: 19
- University of Pennsylvania, Wharton: 9
- INSEAD: 5
- WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management: 5
- University of Southern California: Marshall: 4
- University of California at Berkeley: Haas: 3
- Columbia Business School: 3
- HEC Paris: 3
- Indian Institute of Management: Calcutta: 3
- UCLA Anderson School of Management: 2
- Brigham Young University: Marriott: 2
- George Washington University: 2
- London Business School: 2
- Northwestern University: Kellogg: 2
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business: 2
Note: Founders are classified based on their highest level of education. (For instance, if they received a Master’s degree at Harvard University and a PhD at Stanford Business School, they would be placed in the latter category.) The list also includes founders who didn’t graduate. For more information, see a breakdown of the research here.
As I have said before, MOOCs are a no-brainer for high school students who want to explore their academics interests and possible college majors. And for those of you who have not started exploring your interests outside of school, you should; it is not terribly time-consuming, especially with online options you can access 24/7, and colleges look favorably upon applicants who explore outside of school. These are also applicable to pre-MBA applicants!
The four below are from Coursera, and are available now for sign-up:
Creativity, Innovation, and Change, The Pennsylvania State University
Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence, Case Western Reserve University
Creating a Startup from an Idea, Israel Institute of Technology
Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills, University of Michigan